List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recieves Lawsuit Protecting Traditional Marriage

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania county clerk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend a federal ruling that allows gay couples to marry in the state. Schuylkill County Orphans' Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed the request late last week. It was made ...

PA Lawmakers Look At Budget Again

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A key budget-related bill in the Pennsylvania Legislature covers a slew of topics, despite a constitutional guideline that bills be limited to a single subject. The Senate is expected to take up the bill Tuesday. It guides billions of dollars for ...

We're Entering The Peak of Tick And Lyme Disease In NY, PA

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

We are now in the worst time of year-- for ticks and Lyme disease-- in Pennsylvania and New York. And the threat could be unusually high, given that experts believe deer ticks benefit from a wet spring like the one we had this year. The ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Has Until Thursday To Produce A Budget

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With lawmakers' rocky spring session climbing deeper into summer, nobody knows what Governor Tom Corbett will do with the no-new-taxes budget plan sitting on his desk. He is being asked by his fellow Republicans to sign the bill they wrote and ...

PA Congressman Blasts Immigration Officials At Texas Border Town

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A northeast Pennsylvania Congressman lashed out at immigration officials on a visit to the border town of McAllen Texas Thursday. Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta lashed out at the federal government Thursday, accusing unnamed officials ...

Police In PA Are On The Lookout For Drunk Drivers This Holiday Weekend

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering  during the Independence Day holiday travel period to target motorists impaired by drugs or alcohol. Last year, there were 256 alcohol-related crashes resulting in ...

Tornado Warnings Issued Wed In NY, PA

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a tornado warning at 8:35 last night for Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Tompkins County-- with wind gusts to 60 miles an hour before the storm. No major damage reported yet, but the same storm system also triggered a tornado warning in ...

PA Accused Of Making List Of Banned Gas Drilling Words

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Did Pennsylvania health department officials circulate a list of drilling-related “buzzwords” and a meeting permission form that led department staff to believe they were being silenced on the issue of natural gas development? When ...

Most In PA Support Medical Marijuana

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A new poll finds four in five Pennsylvanians favor legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 59 percent of registered voters strongly support medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, up three points from ...

Still No Deal On PA Budget: Wednesday Morning Update

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A frustrated Governor Tom Corbett, upset that lawmakers didn't tackle pension reform, refused to sign an all-Republican budget ahead of the deadline. He pleaded for pension reform from lawmakers. On Tuesday, the state House discussed the Tobash ...

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